About a week ago, we put up a post on our webpage about one of our books getting returned after 90 years. We thought it would be an interesting and amusing way to explain a little about what happens when books are overdue. Little did we know. That afternoon, Jeff Edwards from the Larchmont Patch came and talked to us about the book and took a few pictures. The next morning, this article appeared. We were thrilled the Patch had noticed our post. Little did we know.
Then, on Friday, it exploded. Interview requests started pouring in: Fox News, Inside Edition, Fox5, Eyewitness News and the Journal News all wanted to speak to someone about the book. We were stunned, but we persevered. By Monday, ABC’s World News Tonight and the Washington Post had gotten into the act.
We thought it would be fun to put together links to some of the interviews and stories here:
- World News Tonight – Aired Monday, October 18
- Fox News – Story on their webpage, Oct. 13
- ABC7 Eyewitness News – Aired Oct. 13
- Inside Edition – Aired Oct. 13. (this is probably the most thrilling one to watch as it has Seinfeld clips and explosions)
- Washington Post – Story posted Oct. 18. (the Post has a paywall, but you can get the story via our database, Gale Onefile News)
- The story made it as far as Greece by the 13th.
- And then it made it’s way to the Hindustan Times in New Delhi (via Gale Onefile News)
These are just a few. We know there are more because of things like the man who came to the Library and asked to see the book, “My cousin in Tempe told me about it,” or the woman in New Jersey who was going to buy a book to send to a relative in Larchmont. “Then I saw the story about the book and realized he could maybe get it at the Library. Do you have this book?”
If you feel like holding a little history in your hand, stop by the Information Desk. We’ve got it on display.